Yearly Archives: 2021

Planning and Forecasting with the OneDashboard

Posted on July 20, 2021 in Business Process Improvement ,Improve Financial Management ,Q360 ,Solutions360 by

How can integrators accurately forecast in a project-based world? Welcome to episode two of our OneDashboard video series. Brad Dempsey is joined by Joel Harris of Navigate Management Consulting to discuss this very exciting time for us here at Solutions360. OneDashboard is one of our biggest innovations, maybe even in the history of the company. How many times have you heard this in the integration industry? But I’m too busy to plan. My customers are constantly changing things. I just can’t do it. If you […]

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Why Is WIP Management Important?

Posted on July 12, 2021 in Business Process Improvement ,Improve Financial Management ,Industry Discussion by

On this episode of ClearTalk, our Director of Product Management, Tofiq Indawala, is joined by Brad Malone, from Navigate Management Consulting, to discuss that three-letter word WIP. What is it? What does it mean? And why is WIP management important? WIP management is a derivative of good project management and it’s also a belief system. There are basically two components of WIP – labor and equipment. You also have your projected and your actuals. This is the highest level of information. “When I look at […]

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Introducing Q360’s OneDashboard to Rule Them All

Posted on June 14, 2021 in Business Process Improvement ,Improve Financial Management ,Q360 ,Solutions360 by

OneDashboard to Rule Them All In today’s video, John Graham, Executive Vice President of Solutions360, is joined by Joel Harris from Navigate Management Consulting, to discuss a big topic. We’re talking about OneDashboard. Integrators have vast amounts of information available to them, the challenge is making it useful. Your data should give you the ability to steer your integration company into the future. With this, comes the premise of forecasting. We often hear that the integration business is like a snowflake business – there’s no […]

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Women in Project Management

Posted on March 8, 2021 in Increase Project Profitability ,Industry Discussion ,Solutions360 by

Is the Systems Integration industry ready to fully acknowledge the value of women in the project management role and support their growth?   By Brad Malone, Managing Partner at Navigate Management Consulting I hope so, because whether the job is filled by women or men, it’s time to shift the paradigm of Project Manager from a through-the-ranks, glorified technical lead (someone who heroically gets the system up and running) – to a proactive, communications-centric facilitator (someone who manages the client’s expectations, coordinates the multiple functions […]

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What Is Backlog Burn Rate?

Posted on March 1, 2021 in Business Process Improvement ,Improve Financial Management ,Q360 ,Solutions360 by

ClearTalk is a podcast where Solutions360 chats with industry thought leaders about best practices, strategy, and insights within the Integration industry. On this week’s episode, our CEO, Brad Dempsey welcomes Tofiq Indawala, Director of Product Management, to the podcast to discuss backlog burn rate and what it means to business owners. A question that Solutions360 keeps hearing, and especially in our last Master Class, is what is backlog burn rate? Backlog is essentially unfinished work – it’s an order from a customer that an integrator […]

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Understand the Power of Variable Costs

Posted on January 11, 2021 in Around the Web ,Blog by

  Integrators that understand the power of variable costs know that every dollar saved goes directly to profits. This is Part 1 in our new blog series from Joel Harris, which explains the power of variable costs for your integration business. More than 20 years ago, I discovered the hidden profit enhancement found in focusing on reducing overhead costs, and on making certain that direct costs were truly variable costs. My company had acquired a failed roll-up with a national footprint, with great customers and […]

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CFO Perspectives on Liquidity and Cash Flow for MSPs

Posted on December 29, 2020 in Customer Success Stories ,Improve Financial Management ,Industry Discussion ,Q360 ,Solutions360 by

CFOs Say Cash is King!  At NSCA’s 2020 Pivot to Profit Virtual (P2Pv), Solutions360 CEO, along with three leading integration firm CFOs, offered their perspectives on understanding liquidity and cash flow for MSPs. 2020 P2Pv Session Presenters: Brad Dempsey, CEO at Solutions360 Inc. Eric Morris, CFO at Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers Chris Mounts, CFO at AVI Systems Dave Taccone, Executive Vice President of Finance at Spinitar During the past year, as integration companies battled through the pandemic, it has been important for CFOs to step […]

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